Melbourne Shopping Holiday Guide

Whatever your taste for shopping, or more importantly your budget, Melbourne has the lot! From specialty shops along historic laneways and city arcades to modern multi-storey shopping malls. Melbourne is a Shopping Heaven!

  • As a child it was a huge adventure to head into the city and visit the Myer and David Jones department stores in the Bourke Street Mall. Today there are so many more city shopping options.
  • Melbourne Central has more than 300 stores and its own City Loop railway station – Oroton, Country Road, Morrissey, Marcs, RM Willilams.
  • QV is the newest laneway precinct mixing high-end fashion and lifestyle retailers aimed at inner city dwellers – Domayne, Aesop, Charlie Brown.
  • Even the historic Melbourne General Post Office (now Melbourne’s GPO) has been converted into a serious blend of high level fashion and food – Lisa Ho, Metalicus, Zimmerman, Mimco, Akira.
  • The top, or Paris end, of the tree-lined Collins Street is home to high end jewellery and fashion designers – Georg Jensen, Bvlgari, Tiffany & Co, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Gucci.
  • There are some beautiful historic buildings like the European styled The Block Arcade. The Royal Arcade is the oldest shopping arcade in Melbourne and dates back to 1869!
  • Located on the banks of the Yarra River and at the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct is Southgate. An eclectic mix of art, fashion and homewares shopping mixed with award winning dining and Australia art galleries.
  • Stroll along the riverfront promenade to Crown. As well as the 5star hotel and casino, Crown is designer label paradise – Burberry, Versace, Prada, Louis Vuitton and MontBlanc are all here.
  • HarbourTown is Melbourne’s newest shopping precinct, located in the heart of Docklands. The first stores opened at the end of October 2008 with a mix of brand direct outlets and specialty stores, dining and entertainment.

If you would like to read more about shopping in Melbourne including Markets, South Yarra and suburban malls, click here to read our full blog post on Melbourne Shopping.

See the list below for some centrally located Melbourne Hotels close to the shopping areas. You can drop off your parcels and keep on shopping!


4 star
318 Little Bourke St Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne, Mantra City Central offers modern apartments with stylish décor. The property is next door to the iconic shopping destination, The Emporium Melbourne....more
3 self rated
327 Bourke Street Mall Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located on Bourke Street Mall in the vibrant heart of Melbourne CBD, Causeway Inn On The Mall offers comfortable rooms featuring a small refrigerator, an in-room safety deposit box and...more
4 star
51 Little Bourke Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in Melbourne CBD, The Crossley Hotel is a 10-minute walk from The Regent Theatre. It offers spacious modern rooms free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms also feature kitche...more
5 self rated
8 Whiteman Street Southbank 3006 Australia
When you stay at Crown Metropol in Southbank, you'll be connected to the convention center and minutes from Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Melbourne Aquarium. This 5-star h...more
4.5 self rated
8 Whiteman Street Southbank Southbank 3006 Australia
Crown Promenade Melbourne is in the heart of Southbank, walking distance from Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Melbourne Aquarium. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Melbourne C...more
5 self rated
8 Whiteman Street Melbourne 3006 Australia
Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room features original artworks and marbl...more
4 self rated
1 - 5 Spencer Street Melbourne 3008 Australia
Crown Plaza Melbourne is located on the banks of the Yarra River opposite Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centres, just 5 minutes' drive from the central business district. It featu...more
4 star
275 Little Collins Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Housed in a beautiful Art Deco building, this sophisticated boutique hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD. There is a steam room and a fitness centre. Guests enjoy free WiFi....more
4.5 star
26 Flinders Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
With a stay at Hotel Lindrum Melbourne - MGallery Collection, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, steps from Treasury Gardens and minutes from City Museum at Old Treasury Melbourn...more
4 star
100 Exhibition Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Mantra 100 Exhibition is located directly in Melbourne's CBD amongst the fashion precinct of the city. The hotel is 5 minutes' walk from theatres and entertainment areas. Mantra provide...more
4 star
333 Exhibition Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Mantra offers self-contained accommodation with a private balcony and views of the city skyline or Carlton Gardens. It features a swimming pool an...more
4 star
11-17 Cohen Place Melbourne 3000 Australia
Punthill Apartment Hotel - Little Bourke offers modern accommodation in Melbourne's Chinatown. All self-contained apartments include high-speed internet access and flat-screen cable TV....more
3 star
750 BOURKE STREET Docklands 3008 Australia
Sharing the concourse with Etihad Stadium Quest Docklands has been purpose built to accommodate both the corporate and leisure traveler. The property offers a range of studio one and t...more
4 self rated
24 Little Bourke Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Offering a on-site swimming pool in Melbourne CBD, Quest Gordon Place is located in the heart of the city and features spacious accommodation nearby many of Melbourne's business and lei...more
5 self rated
25 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in Melbourne CBD, Sofitel On Collins provides luxurious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic city, bay or park views. It features a fitness centre and massage...more
5 self rated
111 Spring Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Established in 1883, this historic hotel combines classic style with modern facilities. Located next door to the Princess Theatre, The Hotel Windsor offers luxury accommodation in the h...more
5 self rated
1 Southgate Avenue Melbourne 3006 Australia
Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, The Langham Melbourne features an indoor swimming pool with views across the city. The elegant interior includes a grand marble staircase, casc...more
4.5 star
195 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
With a stay at The Swanston Hotel Melbourne Grand Mercure, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, steps from Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Town Hall. This 4.5-star hotel is close...more
4 self rated
Corner Southgate Avenue & Riverside Quay Melbourne 3006 Australia
Just 600 metres from Southbank Promenade on the Yarra River, Travelodge Southbank offers rooms with en suite bathroom, kitchenette and cable TV. The popular Bourke Street Mall shopping...more
4 star
43 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Quest on Lonsdale offers apartment-style serviced accommodation in the heart of Melbourne CBD, 350 metres from Parliament RailwayStation. These self-contained apartments have individual...more
4 star
222 Russell Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Mantra on Russell offers self-contained accommodation with flat-screen satellite TV. The property features a heated swimming pool, a fitness centr...more
4 star
31 City Road, Southbank Melbourne 3006 Australia
Featuring shopping, restaurants and cafes at your doorstep, Mantra Southbank offers accommodation 700 metres from the iconic Federation Square.The property boasts an indoor heated pool...more
4 star
19 Exploration Lane Melbourne 3000 Australia
Fraser Place Melbourne incorporates stylish designer décor with the comforts of home. Each spacious studio apartment includes a kitchenette with state-of-the-art appliances and sleek mo...more
3 self rated
265 Little Bourke Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Mercure Welcome Melbourne is located right on the Bourke Street Mall, in Melbourne's CBD (Central Business District) and within 4 minutes' walk of Emporium Shopping Centre. Sea Life Mel...more
4 self rated
131 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Enjoy some of the best views in Melbourne CBD, from the heated rooftop swimming pool at Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne. Located in the heart of the theatre district, it offers a choic...more
4 self rated
187 City Road Melbourne 3006 Australia
Featuring a private balcony with floor to ceiling windows, Melbourne Short Stay Apartments are only 4 minutes’ walk from Crown Casino and 13 minutes' walk from Melbourne Convention and...more
4 self rated
180 City Road, Southbank Melbourne 3006 Australia
Located in Melbourne CBD (Central Business District), Melbourne Short Stay at SouthbankONE offers self-contained accommodation just an 8-minute walk from Crown Casino and 12 minutes' wa...more
4 self rated
2-4 Marmion Place, New Quay Melbourne 3008 Australia
The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands is located in Melbourne’s vibrant waterfront district of NewQuay. These self-catering apartments offer a private balcony, plus access to a fitne...more
4 self rated
250 Elizabeth Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Just 300 metres from Melbourne Central Station and Bourke Street Mall, Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Guests enjoy a fitness centre, hot tub, saun...more
4 star
13 Caravel Lane Melbourne 3008 Australia
Apartments Melbourne Domain - Docklands is located by the water in the heart of Melbourne’s New Quay, next to Etihad Stadium. Well-positioned for the CBD, this property offers high-qual...more
4 self rated
63 Whiteman Street Melbourne 3006 Australia
Just 260 metres from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and 400 metres from Crown Casino, these stylish apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of Melbour...more
5 self rated
1 Parliament Square, Off Parliament Place Melbourne 3002 Australia
This 5-star hotel offers an award-winning restaurant, luxurious accommodation and spa facilities, just 1.5 km from Melbourne’s city centre. It is a 4-minute walk from popular shopping p...more
4 self rated
66 Aurora Lane, Docklands Melbourne 3008 Australia
This Travelodge is located in Melbourne’s Docklands area, just 200 metres from Etihad Stadium. It offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and en suite bathrooms. Guests receive 1...more
4 self rated
12-16 Kavanagh Street Melbourne 3006 Australia
Quest Southbank offers spacious modern apartments in a quiet location, only 150 metres from the restaurants along Southbank Promenade. Each includes a fully equipped kitchen and a priva...more

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